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A collage showing Tim Van Laere Gallery’s new building. Photo: Tim Van Laere Gallery and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.

Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp to Open New Location in 2019

Tim Van Laere Gallery, the Belgian contemporary art gallery founded in Antwerp in 1997, has announced that it is building a new 10,700-square-foot space. Designed by the Brussels-based firm OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, the venue’s new home is expected to open this spring.

“This is a very important moment for the gallery,” Tim Van Laere said in a statement. “In recent years, I noticed that the gallery had outgrown the building in the Verlatstraat. The space no longer met the ambitions of the gallery and of our artists. We have presented fantastic exhibitions in the Verlatstraat, but we feel that it is now time for the next step.”

Located in Antwerp’s Nieuw Zuid district, the new building, which, in design renderings, appears to consist of five separate venues, comprises a series of five interconnected rooms situated along a central promenade. Details about the gallery’s inaugural show have yet to be announced. The gallery currently represents Armen Eloyan, Adrian Ghenie, Kati Heck, Jonathan Meese, Rinus Van de Velde, and Franz West, among other artists.

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